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Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

beernutz Netflix says "nothing has changed on our end" (437 comments)


Netflix tells us that there's been "no change" in the way it handles VPNs, so you shouldn't have to worry about the company getting tough any time soon. With that said, these blocking errors started showing up in the past few weeks, so it's not clear what would have prompted them.

about a month ago

Know Your Type: Five Mechanical Keyboards Compared

beernutz Re:URL (190 comments)

You forgot the Cherry Clear switches.

My CoDE keyboard rocks with the clear switches.

about a month ago

Birds Found Using Human Musical Scales For the First Time

beernutz Re:The extent hearing is determined by physics... (80 comments)

Thank you!

I firmly believe in calling out this kind of negative behavior.

Sunlight being the best disinfectant and all that.

about 3 months ago

C++14 Is Set In Stone

beernutz Re:Silicone? (193 comments)

Edit: Cant seem to spell Silicon properly. lol

about 5 months ago

C++14 Is Set In Stone

beernutz Silicone? (193 comments)

I think you mean Sillicon

Any of a class of synthetic materials that are polymers with a chemical structure based on chains of alternate silicon and oxygen atoms, with organic groups attached to the silicon atoms. Such compounds are typically resistant to chemical attack and insensitive to temperature changes and are used to make rubber, plastics, polishes, and lubricants.

about 5 months ago

AT&T's Gigabit Smokescreen

beernutz Re:this is just too much. (129 comments)

The funny thing is that fewer and fewer people will get the [NO CARRIER] reference.

Kind of like the save icon still being a floppy disk in a lot of programs. I wonder how many younger computer users have never even SEEN a floppy.

about 9 months ago

Linus Torvalds: Any CLA Is Fundamentally Broken

beernutz Re:Spell it out the first time (279 comments)

I had to Google it as well, and came up with: Certified Linux Administrator

Relevant, but still wrong.

1 year,10 days

Google Brings AmigaOS to Chrome Via Native Client Emulation

beernutz Re:So Great OS ran on top of crappy OS? (157 comments)

That whooshing sound is the point of his post flying over your head at mach 3! 8)

about a year ago

Link Rot and the US Supreme Court

beernutz Save it to write once media too. (161 comments)

I would also add that this should be done with a "write once" kind of storage back. This way we have some small assurance it was not modified.

You could go even further and keep a running log on the same medium that had an md5 of each previous content item which was then md5'd with the current.
This seems (to me at least) like it would provide a verifiable trail that shows the written contents were not tampered with.

Would this kind of scheme me useful? or am I missing something obvious?

about a year ago

Ocean Plastics Host Surprising Microbial Array

beernutz Re:...cause their own ecological problems (117 comments)

No Internet, highways, phone system, cell phones, worse healthcare etc..

Yeah, much better. 8(

about a year and a half ago

Legitimate eBook Lending Community Closed After Copyright Complaints

beernutz If you are done with it, open source the code. (288 comments)

This would let a LOT of these kind of sites flourish.

I say, turn it around on them. Let them all spaz out when they see 100 more sites offering this service pop up.

more than 2 years ago

12 Dead, 50 Injured at The Dark Knight Rises Showing In Colorado

beernutz Re:Fire up the Gun Control! (1706 comments)

How about you blame the insane asshole that did the deed!

more than 2 years ago

Debate Over Evolution Will Soon Be History, Says Leakey

beernutz Re:God's experiment in free will (1226 comments)

Thank you! I have been saying this for years now, but it seems to fall on deaf ears!

more than 2 years ago

An Entirely New Class of Aircraft Arrives

beernutz Not flash (289 comments)

No flash involved. all html. And they appear to be matter-of-fact so far.

more than 3 years ago

Will Graphene Revolutionize the 21st Century?

beernutz right under our noses (345 comments)

Literally. Pencil lead!


more than 3 years ago


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Under a rock?

beernutz beernutz writes  |  about 13 years ago

Guess i have been living under a rock awhile. Did not know this feature was here!

Well lets give it a try!

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